^ Crysis 3 is way more GPU dependent than CPU dependent, and is literally the single, only game that appreciates extra cores and is below 60fps on an i5 (only other multi-threaded game is bioshock which will still do 80+ fps on an i5). Cherrypick much?
And as you can see, the i5 significantly outperforms everything but the SB-E, with which it's clearly going to be equivalent or better than SB-E at clock for clock. Crysis3 is the only game that an SB-E will be similar with Ivy, in every other game, an Ivy will outperform it due to the unoptimized nature of gaming.
The 2nd bench isn't as reliable, as CPU is all about minimum FPS. Average fps is useless info as that's just the GPU+CPU results.
I delidded yesterday and noticed an immediate 10c drop in temps, but I've noticed today that my temps have shot back up to almost pre-delid. Anyone have a guess as to why? I used CLU between the IHS and chip and some AS5 between the chip and H80. Position of the chip also looks normal (covering part of the black bar at the bottom). Idle temps are 35-37c, load temps hit about 60c, everything at stock.
So I went back and removed some of the CLU thinking I may have had too much, and now my temps went up even more. What the heck is going on here.
Dude As5 is garbage, that's why. It's almost as old as DDR1 RAM
. It's significantly older than DDR2. How much has RAM changed since 2003? How much has CPU's changed since then? Likewise, what kind of differences you think paste has gone through? Just as much.
The difference between modern, high end pastes
is negligible. Just like in real world use, there's very little difference in 2000mhz RAM and 1600mhz RAM. But we are literally talking 2000mhz DDR3 vs 200mhz DDR1...
Use CLU on both the IHS and die. I see some people use a different paste on the IHS and it's absolutely silly (unless it's aluminum heatsink, but no one who is delidding or using CLU is using an aluminum heatsink). What's best for the die is best for IHS. H80 alsos is just a mid-range cooler, so that may contribute.
Glad to hear a remount fixed the issue though. As you can see, paste application is very important.
That's a lot of guess work. Instruction sets always take forever to hit the market. Years in fact, so if your gonna dumb ivy in order to get new instructions, your gonna be disappointed. Heck even the ones that have been out for years are not even being used in everything.
If you have a ivy that can do 4.8+ then your literally just throwing your money away.
I know exactly when AVX2 will be utilized by the programs I use... Sorry, I don't just GaMe on my chip. Otherwise I'd be buying a phenom x4 and have more than enough power. There's also consistent reports of starcraft2, the only game I play, appreciating haswell significantly over ivy per clock, a good 15%+ minimums reported.
I already sold my build, but I jumped on the offer of basically a 100% profit off what I spent on the build. I could still buy Ivy instead of Haswell for my new build. But the program I mainly use, uses AVX2, I also use programs that are heavily reliant on RAM overclocks so an IMC that can do more than just 2200mhz on 8gb on air is also a big performance boost for what I do. There's some single sided hynix MFR for $63 on newegg right now, an even better deal than PSC for $50 off ebay that do 2400mhz CL8.